Suraj Pal Amu urges PM Modi to cancel 'Padmaavat's CBFC certificate

ANI | Updated: Jan 19, 2018 17:35 IST

New Delhi [India] January 19 (ANI): Suraj Pal Amu, the Bharatiya Janata Party leader who announced a Rs 10-crore reward for the beheading of 'Padmaavat' director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepika Padukone, on Friday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Supreme Court to understand the public's emotions towards the controversial film and cancel its Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) certificate.

Speaking to ANI here, Amu added that the protests against the release of the film will continue but in a democratic manner.

"I am absolutely hurt from the protests happening across the country against 'Padmavat' film. I want to convey this through ANI that we will continue to raise our voice against this film in a democratic way. We are going to submit a review petition in the Supreme Court in this issue. I want to request the Prime Minister and the Supreme Court to understand the sentiments of the citizens of this nation and cancel the certificate of the CBFC", he stated.

Amu further said every political party in India, except the Congress party, has taken a step against this film.

"In Bihar, the film has been banned since the Gujarat elections took place. I do not know what kind of politics Rahul Gandhi wants to play. We do not want such protests to take place in the nation but I believe from what I am hearing, in future these protests will only take a serious turn as far as this film is getting released", he asserted.

He added that Bhansali is exploiting the sentiments of crores of people of India.

Earlier in the day, Shri Rajput Karni Sena vented out anger against Central Board of Film Certification chief Prasoon Joshi, saying he will "not be allowed to enter Rajasthan".

Karni Sena leader Sukhdev Singh also said Joshi has misguided the Supreme Court, who has ordered to stay the ban on the release of the controversial film 'Padmavaat' in the four states - Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat.

"We have not received Supreme Court's decision as yet but as soon as we get it, we will go to the President. The court does not give a hearing date before six months, I wonder how Joshi got the date within 12 hours. I am sure he has misled the court", added Singh.

The country's top court, on Thursday, stayed notifications issued by the four states to ban the release of Bhansali's magnum-opus.

In its interim order, the court said all states are constitutionally obliged to maintain law and order and prevent any untoward incident during the screening of the film after permission has been granted by the CBFC. (ANI)